Tim Lambert, a veteran homeschooling advocate, spoke to a group of home educators in Paris (Texas). Lambert noted the following:
“I believe folks who choose to home school need to have a vision,” Lambert said, explaining that because of more than two decades of legislative action, it is easier to home school in Texas than in other states.
“The downside of that is there are a whole lot of people today who decide to home school without really thinking about why they are home schooling,” he said. “What we wind up seeing are people who home school for one year or a part of a year.”
Not that 'short-term' isn't an option, of course. But families miss out on the long-term benefits of the endeavor when they merely treat homeschooling as an academic time-out from conventional schooling.
I am glad to hear of Mr. Lambert's testimonial to wannabees, newbies and parents needing encouragement to stay the course. His 'word' is needed.